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Gilfillan, John Bachop


Age: 0, credited to Barnet, VT
Unit(s): 1st MN INF
Service: enl 4/61, Co. A, 1st MN INF, 3 months

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Birth: 02/11/1835, Barnet, VT
Death: 08/19/1924

Burial: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN
Marker/Plot: Section 2, Plot 235, Grave 2.5
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dan Taylor
Findagrave Memorial #: 7275608


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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John B. Gilfillan

GILFILLAN, John Bachop, Minneapolis, Minn. Lawyer and banker. Born Barnet, Feb. 11, 1835; son of Robert and Janet (Bachop) Gilfillan. Educated at Caledonia County Grammar School, and Peacham Academy. In 1870 married Rebecca C. Oliphant of Sylvan Mills, Fayette County, Pa., who died 1884; they had four children, Robert C., James O., John B. Jr., and Rebecca Janet. In 1893 married Lavinia Coppock of East Palestine, O. Admitted to Hennepin County Bar and Bar of state supreme court in 1860, and later to Bar of U. S. circuit and supreme courts. First lieutenant Co. E, 1st Minnesota Regiment, three months' volunteers; mustered in April 29, 1861, at Fort Snelling, Minn.; member law firm of Lochren, McMair & Gilfillan 1870-84; of Gilfillan, Belden & Willard 1884-95, and of Gilfillan, Willard & Willard 18951900; director First National Bank of Minneapolis since 1894; president of same 1900-3, and since that date chairman of its board of directors. Member of the board of regents of the University of Minnesota 1880-88. A Republican; city attorney 1862-6; prosecuting attorney Hennepin County 1863-7 and 1871-5; member of state senate 1875-85; member of Congress 1885-7. A United Presbyterian; member of board of trustees Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, since 1873. Master of Cataract Lodge No. 2, F. & A. M., and a Royal Arch Mason.

Source: Prentiss C. Dodge, Encyclopedia, Vermont biography, (Ullery Publishing Co., Burlington, 1912), pp. 200

GILFILLAN, John Bachop, (1835 - 1924)

GILFILLAN, John Bachop, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Barnet, Caledonia County, Vt., February 11, 1835; attended the common schools; was graduated from the Caledonia County Academy in 1855; moved to Minneapolis, Minn.; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in July 1860 and commenced practice in Minneapolis, Minn.; member of the board of education 1860-1868; city prosecuting attorney 1861-1864; prosecuting attorney of Hennepin County 1863-1867 and 1869-1873; alderman of the city of Minneapolis 1865-1869; member of the State senate 1875-1885; regent of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis 1880-1888; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Minneapolis, Minn., August 19, 1924; interment in Lakewood Cemetery.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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